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Obama offers Gulf nations "ironclad" security cooperation

...two other heads of state - the emirs of Qatar and Kuwait - joined Obama at Camp David. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain all sent lower-level but still influential representatives.As the leaders gathered around a large table in the...
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Gulf leaders gather in Washington to push Obama on Iran

...representatives from Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. The parties planned to spend Thursday at Camp David...representative to the summit. The heads of the United Arab Emirates and Oman have had health problems and were not making the trip.Bahrain's...
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Sports Shorts

Froome wins Tour of Oman MUSCAT, Oman (AP) - Tour de France runner-up Christopher Froome won the Tour of Oman Saturday, holding off Alberto Contador and Cadel Evans to claim his first stage-race victory. Froome, a Team Sky rider who grabbed...
2011 is shaping up to be a boom year for piracy

The killing of four Americans who were taken hostage aboard the yacht Quest off the coast of Oman serves as an ominous warning that pirate activity will increase in 2011 despite large-scale naval deployments in the Gulf of...
Solar-powered plane tries to fly around the world

...mid-sized truck. An empty Boeing 747, in comparison, weighs some 400,000 pounds.The Si2 is heading first to nearby Muscat, Oman, where it will land after about 10 hours of flight. A typical passenger jet takes just one hour to make the same journey...
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Joe Tompkins teammates

...Lt. Cmdr. Dan Cnossen (Topeka, Kan.); Travis Dodson (Deming, N.M.); Sean Halsted (Spokane, Wash.); John Oman (Rice Lake, Wis.); Augusto Perez (East Syracuse, N.Y.); Aaron Pike (Park Rapids, Minn.); Bryan Price (Belton...
At Tour de France, Cavendish edges toward legends

...he is certainly very aware of them. The Tour director, Christian Prudhomme, says that more than a year ago, at the Tour of Oman, he quietly tested Cavendish's knowledge of Tour de France history and was delighted when he rattled off the names of Andre...
National security interests tied to oil

...imported oil, and we spend lots of money protecting those interests. We have military bases in Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi, Kuwait, Oman, UAE, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Turkey, not to mention carrier groups constantly near the Persian Gulf. Our...
The scourge of Somalia

...Mediterranean with another couple, Phyllis Macay and Robert Riggle of Seattle, when their boat was intercepted off the coast of Oman. All four were shot to death Tuesday by their captors after negotiations with U.S. naval officials for their release apparently...
Oil prices edge upward after OPEC decision

...nations agreed to reduce oil output by 1.716 million barrels a day. Non-OPEC producers such as Mexico, Norway, Russia and Oman will reduce production by an additional 388,000 barrels a day. Chuck Logsdon, the state's chief petroleum economist, said...


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